IMPORTANT: If you are neither the contractor nor the owner, you must be added to each permit for which you seek access to. To be added to a permit, you must submit a notarized letter from the contractor or the owner giving you consent to be added as a contact.
Inspections are performed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Although we attempt to accommodate requested dates for inspections, the inspection may not be scheduled that day. The actual scheduled date of inspection may take 1-2 business days from the requested date. We recommend logging into Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal to verify the scheduled date. Then, on the day the inspection has been scheduled, verify the route.
Due to inspection routes being reordered during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., it is best to verify the order of inspection after that time. If you cannot find your inspection after these hours, most likely it is not scheduled for that day.
Jobs, which value exceeds $2,500, require a recorded Notice of Commencement (NOC). NOCs can be recorded by the Building Department’s Records Management section or at the Miami-Dade County Recorder’s office. Download and print a blank NOC form.
Inspectors shall activate Body Cameras during all inspections.
The Building Department is allowing virtual inspections for certain inspection types. View the complete list of virtual inspections allowed and the procedures to follow.
When requesting a Virtual Inspection via the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal, please enter the word "VIRTUAL" along with your email address within the Comments/Gate Code field.
The following are required for inspection:
- The approved job copy of the plans and documents. Drawings must be printed to a full-size print per the original drawing size. For example, if a drawing file was set during design at 24″x36″, then a full-size print of that file would be 24″x36”. Files must not reduce scaling at the time of print. Ex: Original size Arch D (24" x 36") files must be printed to size Arch D (24" x 36") paper."
- Permit Card
- Recorded Notice of Commencement
- Property address must be properly posted and visible from the street
- The job to be inspected must be accessible
- An OSHA-approved ladder must be available if needed
For each inspection, that is failed by an inspector more than two times, a $200 fee shall be assessed to the permit.
A fine of $500.00 will be imposed on all concealed work pursuant to Section 8-CC of the Miami-Dade County, FL Code of Ordinances. For the first repeat violation, the amount of the civil penalty shall be double the amount of penalty prescribed for the original violation. Read more about concealed work without the required inspections.
Applicant must submit a letter on company letterhead requesting the overtime inspection to the Building Official. The letter must contain the following information:
- Date, and time requested for the inspection
- Type of inspection
- Permit number and Jobsite Address
- Reason for the overtime inspection
- Name and phone number of the company representative to be present at the job site
- Signed and notarized by the qualifier
Fees are $250 per trade. Applicant will receive an invoice which must be paid in full prior to the inspection. Fees may be paid online:
Note: Requests must be submitted 24 hours prior to the requested date of inspection. The company representative must be present at the job site for the inspection.
Please submit your request via email to: email@example.com
Or in-person at:
City of Miami Beach City Hall
Building Department, Second Floor
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
CSS is a next-generation service site for permitting, planning, business tax receipts, and code compliance. Submit your request online and check back for the status of your permit application, and building plan, or even request an inspection.
Contact & Appointment Info
Contractor registration-related matters including updating licenses and insurance:
Submitting Elevation Certificates, Floodproofing Certificates, and Onsite Stormwater Drainage Certifications as part of an Electronic Plan Review:
Building violation-related questions:
Building Recertification related questions:
General building questions:
Ana M. Salgueiro, P.E.
Building Official / Director
North Beach Office
Customer Service Manager
Chief Building Inspector
Martha McNicholas, P.E.
Acting Chief Mechanical Inspector
Chief Electrical Inspector
Chief Plumbing Inspector
Chief Roofing Inspector
Flood Plain Manager
Chief Building Code Compliance Officer
Appointments to meet with the Building Official/Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director, or Building Operations Manager:
Call to schedule an appointment at 305.673.7610, extension 26130
For additional assistance or if you have questions regarding the permitting process please contact Customer Service at 305.673.7610 and press 0 or, email us at BuildingInfo@miamibeachfl.gov